Department of Energy

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Department of Energy

Seal of the Department of Energy

Established: December 9, 1992
Secretary: Jose Rene D. Almendras
Budget: P1.24 billion (2012)

The Philippines' Department of Energy (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Enerhiya), abbreviated as DOE is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for preparing, integrating, coordinating, supervising and controlling all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation.



The Department of Energy was created by then President Marcos as he issued Presidential Decree No. 1206 which created the Ministry of Energy and attached the National Power Corporation and Philippine National Oil Company to this new agency. The Ministry was abolished under the administration of President Corazon Aquino. Under the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos, that Department was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7638 otherwise known as the Department of Energy Act of 1992.

List of Secretaries/Ministers/Executive Directors of Energy

Name Term of Office President(s) Served Under
Geronimo Z. Velasco 1978 – 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
Wenceslao R. De La Paz 1987 – 1992 Corazon Aquino
Delfin L. Lazaro 1992 – 1994 Fidel V. Ramos
Francisco L. Viray 19941998 Fidel V. Ramos
Mario V. Tiaoqui 19982001 Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Jose Isidro N. Camacho* 2001 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Vincent S. Pérez, Jr. 20012005 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Raphael P. M. Lotilla 2005 – 2007 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Angelo T. Reyes 2007March 2010 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Jose C. Ibazeta April 2010June 2010 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Jose Rene D. Almendras July 2010present Benigno S. Aquino III

(*) Acting Capacity

Organization Structure

Attached Government Corporations

  1. ^ Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC)
  2. ^ National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR)
  3. ^ National Electrification Administration (NEA)
  4. ^ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)
  5. ^ Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)
  6. ^ National Transmission Corporation (Transco)
  7. ^ Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)


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